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Returning to education is one of the most rewarding things a person can do. If you are aged 19 and above and are looking for GCSE courses in Leeds, our programmes are specifically tailored to develop your core knowledge for further education or university. This page answers some of the common questions about studying GCSEs as an adult learner.

Our courses:

Access Foundation GCSE

Gain the important qualifications employers from multiple industries want. Increase your confidence and social skills as you improve your academic knowledge. The Access Foundation GCSE will see you work towards essential GCSEs, including English, maths and science.

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Combined Science Synergy GCSE

The Combined Science Synergy GCSE gives a grounding in biology, chemistry and physics and looks at how these scientific subjects relate. From the building block of every living thing, the atom, to how forces act in the world, looking at life and the environment, this comprehensive course will equip students with the skills to continue further scientific study.

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  • Are GCSEs free for adult learners?

    Not always, but you may be entitled to free study if you don’t already hold a Level 2 qualification. It will also depend on your right to study in the UK and household income. To discuss this with a member of our team in more detail, please contact 0113 386 1997.

  • Will I study with 16-18s?

    All of our GCSE programmes are exclusively for adult learners. Not only will this allow you to get back into the swing of learning if you’ve been out of education for a while, it also enables you to study and connect with like-minded individuals.

  • What help and support is available?

    If you’re looking for support with your studies, The Hub is where you can cultivate your academic and digital skills, access a range of learning resources and benefit from 1:1 mentoring sessions. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for additional support such as the 19+ Discretionary Fund, travel passes or support with course-related kit and equipment. You can also apply for assistance with childcare costs during your timetabled hours of study. For more information on the above, visit our financial support page.

How to apply

You can apply for one of our GCSE programmes by following the steps on our application form.

If you are an international student or would like to speak to someone before applying, you can phone 0113 386 1997, email